Gavin Murphy

Gavin Murphy (in collaboration with Louis Haugh)
When the performance is over what remains
Archival colour photograph, signed on reverse, framed UV non-reflective glass
40 x 60 cm
Artist’s proof. This artwork is one of a series taken of the abandoned Eblana Theatre which is situated underneath Dublin’s central bus station Busáras, first shown as part of the exhibition Double Movement at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios in 2017, and subsequently at the RHA 2018 Annual Exhibition.

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Gavin Murphy (b. Dublin, 1973) is a Dublin-based artist and curator, and co-director of Pallas Projects/Studios. His research-based, intertextual practice – often documenting cultural spaces and histories – involves the assemblage of unique fabricated elements, sourced and found material, images and texts, with an interest in the sculptural possibilities of cinematic structures and mise en scène. He has had solo exhibitions at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 2017; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 2010 & 2014; Oonagh Young Gallery, 2012, and Royal Hibernian Academy, 2012. Group exhibitions include Selective Memory: Artists in the archive, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, 2015, Changing States: Contemporary Irish Art & Francis Bacon’s Studio, BOZAR, Brussels, 2013, and After the Future, EVA International, Limerick, 2012. His work is in the collections of The Hugh Lane and the OPW.